New Bedford, Massachusetts-based seafood company Mariner Seafood LLC's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case is making its way through the courts, but the future of the company, including a potential sale to Canada-based seafood giant Cooke Inc., is facing opposition.

Mariner filed for Chapter 11 in early September, leaving millions owed to key seafood suppliers across several countries.

The company, which supplies a range of fresh and frozen products to retail and foodservice suppliers, listed some of the largest names in the US seafood sector among its unsecured creditors, including Stavis Seafoods, Seafreeze, Seatrade, Ocean's Fleet Fisheries and New Jersey-based Eastern Fish Company (*Corrected: See editor's note below).